Solar eclipse of October 24, 1995

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Solar eclipse of October 24, 1995
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Corona during total solar eclipse by Fred Espenak from Dundlod, India
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.3518
Magnitude 1.0213
Maximum eclipse
Duration 2m 10s
Coordinates 8.4N 113.2E
Max. width of band 78 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 4:33:30
References
Saros 143 (22 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9498

A total solar eclipse occurred on October 24, 1995. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.

The path of totality went through the Middle East, Asia, Indonesia.

Images[edit]

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Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1993-1996[edit]

Each member in a semester series of solar eclipses repeats approximately every 177 days and 4 hours (a semester) at alternating nodes of the moon's orbit.

Solar eclipse series sets from 1993–1996
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Map Saros Map
118 May 21, 1993
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Partial
123 November 13, 1993
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Partial
128 May 10, 1994
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Annular
133 November 3, 1994
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Total
138 April 29, 1995
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Annular
143
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Totality at Dundlod, India
October 24, 1995
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Total
148 April 17, 1996
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Partial
153 October 12, 1996
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Partial

Solar 143[edit]

It is a part of Saros cycle 143, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 72 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on March 7, 1617 and total event from June 24, 1797 through October 24, 1995. It has hybrid eclipses from November 3, 2013 through December 6, 2067, and annular eclipses from December 16, 2085 through September 16, 2536. The series ends at member 72 as a partial eclipse on April 23, 2873. The longest duration of totality was 3 minutes, 50 seconds on August 19, 1887.[1]

Series members 17-28 occur between 1901 and 2100:

17 18 19
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August 30, 1905
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September 10, 1923
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September 21, 1941
20 21 22
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October 2, 1959
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October 12, 1977
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October 24, 1995
23 24 25
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November 3, 2013
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November 14, 2031
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November 25, 2049
26 27 28
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December 6, 2067
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December 16, 2085

Metonic series[edit]

The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days).

This series has 21 eclipse events between August 12, 1942 and August 11, 2018.

August 10-12 May 30 March 18 January 4-5 October 23-24
115 117 119 121 123
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August 12, 1942
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May 30, 1946
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March 18, 1950
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January 5, 1954
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October 23, 1957
125 127 129 131 133
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August 11, 1961
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May 30, 1965
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March 18, 1969
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January 4, 1973
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October 23, 1976
135 137 139 141 143
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August 10, 1980
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May 30, 1984
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March 18, 1988
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January 4, 1992
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October 24, 1995
145 147 149 151 153
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August 11, 1999
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May 31, 2003
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March 19, 2007
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January 4, 2011
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October 23, 2014
155
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August 11, 2018

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